Each year Hastings Museum participates in the Tri-City Food Fight with the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island and The Archway in Kearney. It’s a friendly way to compete and see which organization can collect the most food for their local food pantry. It’s also a key way each organization gives back to the community that supports them all year long.
When you visit the Museum, if you bring in 1 non-perishable food item, you will receive $1 off museum admission for 1 person, bring a second item get $1 off museum admission for a second person.

In 2022, the Tri-City Food Fight raised a total of 1,610 lbs of food for local food banks.

The Hastings Food Pantry serves around 2,500 people per year. The items they need most are canned fruits, vegetables, soups, and meats. But there are many things that can be donated: boxed cereal, baking mixes, powdered milk, pancake mix, and more.
Thank you to those donated! And please, do your best to donate to the Hastings Food Pantry repeatedly throughout the year.

This season is about giving. I like the Food Fight because it brings awareness to local food pantries and the amazing work they do. They need your help!

-Teresa Kreutzer-Hodson, Director Hastings Museum